Elevate your stamped jewelry with a few simple tips! Before the holidays, I played around in the studio with some stamps, blanks, soldering ornaments and a torch. Now, hand stamping is not something I frequently do because I tend to spend all of my time on jewelry soldering projects. I found though, that when I combined the two, they complimented each other using just a few simple techniques.
Don't worry!A few of these techniques require the use of a torch, but if you're not used to soldering we have lots of articles and videos to help you.
I love to solder, I know I say it time and time again, but everything about it I love. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely wasn’t like that at first. I was timid, scared of the heat and the flame and out of my comfort zone. But boy, did that all change and I assure you it will for you, too. I see it all the time with the employees here, I show them how to solder a couple of things and then they run with it. Just think about it, when you learn how to solder, you open up a whole world of new techniques and skills that you can offer to your customers. Not only can you finally solder jump rings closed, but you can also now design shanks and make your own rings, solder posts onto handmade earrings, create chain links any style that you’d like. The list goes on and on.
On the flip side, we already know that hand stamping jewelry is not only fun but meaningful as well. Stamping thoughtful sayings, words that inspire someone, celebrating important dates and moments in time. When you stamp that special piece for a customer or loved one, it’s extremely satisfying, to both of you.
Mix it up!Mix soldering with the hand stamping skills that you've already perfected and you'll elevate your jewelry line to a whole new level.
But first, before I hyperlink to an array of articles about soldering that’ll help you get started, let me show you 5 simple ways to elevate your stamped jewelry using simple soldering techniques.
Add a Soldering Ornament
Solder on a 14kt Charm
Add a Border using Wire or Stamps
Include a Setting
Use Fancy Blanks
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